Colin Miller Announces “Hook” EP, Shares Video for First Single “I Need a Friend”

The Asheville-based songwriter’s new project will drop March 19.

The new project from lo-fi folk songwriter Colin Miller is based on the concept that’s at the core of most of his recordings: the idea of “hospitality,” and how it incorporates the host rather than just the host’s home. Yes, the new EP Hook is also based on concepts from the 1991 Spielberg film, but hearing the lead single “I Need a Friend,” the intimacy of Miller’s definition of hospitality seems much more evident—recalling the early output of Woodsist, the track is a ramshackle folk ballad that sounds like it could fall apart at any moment, while following the empathetic songwriting tradition of Daniel Johnston.

The video is equally warm, imposing cartoon scribbles over mostly obscured lo-fi footage. “Shot on a Sony Handycam and superimposed with short hand-drawn animations, the video for ‘I Need a Friend’ weaves together a feed of fuzzy images and loose caricatures of thoughts we sweep under the rug in effort to capture lonesomeness,” he shares. “In tandem with the lyrics, the video attempts to make sense of what to do with this feeling and to ask the viewer: what do you do when no one is looking?”

Watch the clip below, and pre-order the record here.

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